Portugal tipped to prefund but questioned on pricing and format

The prospect of Portugal prefunding amid a rally in eurozone sovereign debt — and its best way of going about it — caused disagreements this week, as the clear water between it and its peripheral peers widened. While the sovereign’s short term borrowing costs grew to 2012 levels, Spain enjoyed tumbling yields and Italy unveiled plans to limit the size of its next bond issue.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 18 Oct 2013
Portugal is fully funded for 2013 and has already started 2014 prefunding. But with a €10.5bn programme for next year — unveiled on Tuesday — it will be concerned that its three month borrowing costs hit their highest level since November 2012 at auction on Wednesday, rising by ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,313.87 13 14.29%
2 Citi 7,613.24 10 9.61%
3 HSBC 7,509.50 7 9.48%
4 BNP Paribas 7,165.31 9 9.05%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,754.94 7 8.53%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,561.05 26 11.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,775.81 20 9.58%
3 HSBC 13,041.21 24 8.45%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,788.22 13 6.99%
5 Barclays 10,649.23 15 6.90%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,176.30 77 9.12%
2 HSBC 22,527.79 58 7.56%
3 Barclays 21,992.91 51 7.38%
4 Citi 19,596.92 44 6.58%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 16,946.40 36 5.69%